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San Antonio police chief says he 'misspoke' when reporting a 2nd bomb in shipping facility

Update 2:26 p.m. ET: The San Antonio police chief told the Austin-American Statesman that he "misspoke when he claimed a second suspicious package was found at a FedEx facility in Schertz." A second device was not found, and The Washington Post has likewise amended their reporting. Our original article appears below.

Police have discovered a second explosive device at a FedEx facility in Schertz, Texas, where an early morning explosion left one employee injured, The Washington Post reports. The second device had not yet detonated when it was uncovered by the police, and authorities hope it will offer clues to help identify a suspect believed to be serially bombing residents of Austin, where the devices at the Schertz facility were reportedly headed.

The Schertz police chief told reporters that investigators are "confident that neither this facility nor any location in the Schertz area was the target" of Tuesday's bombs.

To date, the Austin bombings have killed two people and injured an additional four. "In bomb investigations, unexploded devices can be critical to narrowing the search for suspects, because the materials used to assemble the device can be traced back to the supplier — and, in many cases, the individual purchaser," writes The Washington Post.